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Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
12:31 am - 3 Strikes and you are OUT
Family... Personal... Professional...

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Monday, September 14th, 2009
11:17 pm - Even this shall pass away
EVEN THIS SHALL PASS AWAY


Once in Persia reigned a king,
Who upon his signet ring
Graved a maxim true and wise,
Which, if held before his eyes,
Gave him counsel at a glance
Fit for every change and chance.
Solemn words, and these are they;
"Even this shall pass away."

Trains of camels through the sand
Brought him gems from Samarkand;
Fleets of galleys through the seas
Brought him pearls to match with these;
But he counted not his gain
Treasures of the mine or main;
"What is wealth?" the king would say;
"Even this shall pass away."

'Mid the revels of his court,
At the zenith of his sport,
When the palms of all his guest
Burned with clapping at his jest,
He, amid his figs and wine,
Cried, "O loving friends of mine;
Pleasures come, but not to stay;
'Even this shall pass away."

Lady, fairest ever seen,
Was the bride he crowned his queen.
Pillowed on his marriage bed,
Softly to his soul he said:
"Though no bridegroom ever pressed
Fairer bosom to his breast,
Mortal flesh must come to clay-
Even this shall pass away."

Fighting on a furious field,
Once a javelin pierced his shield;
Soldiers, with a loud lament,
Bore him bleeding to his tent.
Groaning from his tortured side,
"Pain is hard to bear, " he cried;
"But with patience, day by day,
Even this shall pass away."

Towering in the public square,
Twenty cubits in the air,
Rose his statue, carved in stone.
Then the king, disguised, unknown,
Stood before his sculptured name,
Musing meekly: "What is fame?
Fame is but a slow decay;
Even this shall pass away."

Struck with palsy, sore and old,
Waiting at the Gates of Gold,
Said he with his dying breath,
"Life is done, but what is Death?"
Then, in answer to the king,
Fell a sunbeam on his ring,
Showing by a heavenly ray,
"Even this shall pass away."

-THEODORE TILTON

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Saturday, May 16th, 2009
11:43 pm - Elections 2009
The election results are defeating and depressing. For the first time I am beginning to feel that Indians are DUMB and it shows in the way the vote.For the next 5 years I have to hang my head down in shame because of the way my country men have voted.

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Friday, March 27th, 2009
2:14 pm
Have you ever found a needle in a haystack.

I found one yesterday 26th March, and I cant believe my fortune!.

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Wednesday, February 25th, 2009
9:11 pm
sometimes things end even before they start.

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Monday, December 1st, 2008
11:34 pm
The Indian media's coverage of the Mumbai terror attacks were and are disgusting. They were/are thriving on sensationalism and a quest for getting exclusive footages and comments.

The is media castigating the politicians for not being united while comfortably ignoring the fact that they are not one either in reporting or in the follow up causes. Each one of them want to give their touch to the story.

Any useful statement made by any politician/police officer is being left out and they are bombarding the viewers with nonsensical fringe comments and unwanted comments made by politicians.

And for god sakes, when will the stop bringing on celebrities to talk about terror, is this being serious in anyway. The victims are the audience and the celebrities are guests what a distorted sense of public sentiment is this.

It appears that the media wants political bashing and the truth is they thrive on it, given everything said and done at the end of the day the government and government officials are left to clean up the mess.

What impressions does this give to the world? covering terror live? is India reduced to this?.

I hope the govt will take note of the nuisance and damages caused by the media to India and take them of the air especially during times of crisis.

The media is distorting and disfiguring India and we need to take care of this.

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Thursday, November 27th, 2008
12:48 pm - RFC on Tackling terror
Terrorism cannot be countered by the use of force or weapons or ideology. It can only be countered medically/clinically.

1. Identify the strand or identify the chemical reactions in the mind that drive a terrorist to kill people indiscriminately /terrorise people (similar to finding the chemical reactions that cause depression anxiety etc).
2. Find an antidote to neutralize this rouge reaction.
3. Find ways of spreading this in the air and water.

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2008
12:38 pm
If you don't want something you always had, don't do something you have always done!

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Monday, November 17th, 2008
8:48 pm
Its a little over two months since I came back to Bangalore for good, I have stayed in Bangalore for 25years and have been away for a good part of 3 years yet at times Bangalore seems strange to me sometimes either I am out of place or Bangalore is out of place. Whats even more strange to me is I am unable to believe I was in Dallas for 3 years. It seems like I have woken up from a dream. Maybe my mind is playing tricks!

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Monday, October 13th, 2008
1:39 pm
"Follow me and I'll show you a different way"

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1:38 pm
"Our first and last love is... self-love"

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Sunday, September 14th, 2008
7:11 pm
Bharath vs India.

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Tuesday, July 29th, 2008
11:59 pm
sometimes you never know that you are doing something for the last time.

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Thursday, April 3rd, 2008
11:21 am
Read-Only

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Sunday, January 6th, 2008
7:04 pm
The other night dear, as I lay sleeping
I dreamed I held you in my arms
But when I awoke, dear, I was mistaken
So I hung my head and I cried.

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away

I'll always love you and make you happy,
If you will only say the same.
But if you leave me and love another,
You'll regret it all some day:

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away

You told me once, dear, you really loved me
And no one else could come between.
But not you've left me and love another;
You have shattered all of my dreams:

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away

In all my dreams, dear, you seem to leave me
When I awake my poor heart pains.
So when you come back and make me happy
I'll forgive you dear, I'll take all the blame.

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away

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Thursday, November 8th, 2007
9:45 pm - Life and People
Very often we for wisdom from sources in history,in religion or elsewhere and we find them, but when the very same principles come in search of you it becomes great. Its all the more great,meaningful and valuable when it comes from people whom know you well and who you know well!!

I will update the post with references to the authors once I get the green signal from them!.

Principle of Life

"I took hits, my buddies took hits - but each hit realigned the individual spacemodules we were travelling to a different direction. Hits are painful and the pain escalates when we have no clue where the we are headed. Imagine sitting in a closed capsule with no windows, no lights and being pounded by space rocks. Looking back, most of my friends now find themselves in the right trajectory. Had those hits not occured at that very *instant* of time, the spacecraft would be hurtling somewhere else..it could have been a better trajectory, but it could have been a worse too. The thing to realize is that they all are comfortably crusing now and can see the road ahead - thats important.

So accept these hits as ones that realigns your direction to the correct path"


Principle of People


"I think there are times when we have almost everything that we want and yet there is this one piece of the puzzle that goes missing and the picture is incomplete.....and we keep looking at that blank space and feel sad about the fact that the picture is incomplete......what we forget is that there are pieces which have brought the picture to this point where it's almost complete.....so don't you think feeling sad for that one missing part is being unjust to the other pieces????I know it's easier said than done...but I believe its the way we train our brains to feel happiness only when the we get everything that makes us react the way we do when the picture is incomplete......As you would have guessed by now the Picture I am talking about is life and the pieces are all the people who matter to us...so just because of all those people things have not worked out with one does not make the picture redundant......its keeps it incomplete.....and I am great believer in the power of our minds so open up your mind and imagine how best you can fill that space up ....what colors you need to put in there and soon you will find that the picture turned out to be better than you had expected it too when you started off..."

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Friday, November 2nd, 2007
10:58 pm
A very long time ago, I read somewhere that relationships come with an expiry date, I did not accept it until I had to experience it, the whole experience knocks you from one world and you fall down in another.

I believe that the foundation of this world is trust, when the foundation shakes you know that its no longer the strongest thing.

I have decided to write about this in detail, experiences like this help in sifting people who should belong to your world and those who should not.

At this juncture I am reminded of the poem IF by Rudyard Kipling and two quotes.

IF....
If you can dream--and not make dreams your master,
If you can think--and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"

"To err is human; to forgive is divine." Alexander Pope

"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong" "Mahatma Gandhi"

I am trying to be positive and I am trying to be strong!.

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Saturday, October 20th, 2007
9:57 pm
A picture can speak a thousand words,
but a thousand words cannot make up a picture.

A thousand words can make a memory,
but a memory cannot be described in thousand words

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Friday, September 21st, 2007
1:41 am
My Dear Love,

Would you know my name
If I saw you in heaven
Will it be the same
If I saw you in heaven
I must be strong, and carry on
Cause I know I don't belong
Here in heaven

Would you hold my hand
If I saw you in heaven
Would you help me stand
If I saw you in heaven
I'll find my way, through night and day
Cause I know I just can't stay
Here in heaven

Time can bring you down
Time can bend your knee
Time can break your heart
Have you begging please
Begging please

Beyond the door
There's peace I'm sure.
And I know there'll be no more...
Tears in heaven

Would you know my name
If I saw you in heaven
Will it be the same
If I saw you in heaven
I must be strong, and carry on
Cause I know I don't belong
Here in heaven

Cause I know I don't belong
Here in heaven

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Friday, September 14th, 2007
12:25 pm - Diversification
I have decided to diversify my journal.

LJ will be used for all my personal updates,my philosophies and my movies.

I am looking for a good blog site for my technical and political thoughts, any suggestions.

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